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Dinosaurs were British

Dinosaurs were British, according to a BBC News article about dinosaur evolution which begins: “The first dinosaurs may have originated in the Northern Hemisphere, possibly in an area that is now Britain”. (23 March 2017). The article refers to a new study of dinosaur classification also reported in Nature News and ScienceDaily 22 March 2017, […]

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Australian Rainfall Cycles

Real Rain Records. Want to check on politicians’ and environmentalists’ views on climate or global warming? Then there’s nothing better than to get it from the people who were there, rather than a data sheet from a computer expert. Above is a plot of very real historic data compiled by a man who was trained […]

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ABC Reports “Rich History of Aboriginal Australia”

ABC reports “rich history of Aboriginal Australia” in ABC News 22 September 2016. They reported: “The most comprehensive genomic study of Indigenous Australians to date has revealed modern humans are all descendants of a single wave of migrants who left Africa about 72,000 years ago.” According to the ABC the claims are based on a […]

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Quote: Earliest Systematic Naming

“The earliest case of systematic naming occurred about 6,000 years ago when God brought all his newly fashioned creatures to Adam to see what he would call them (Genesis 2:19).” J. L. Heilbron, “Coming to Terms”, Nature, vol. 415, p585, 7 Feb 2002. Heilbron is from Worcester College, Oxford UK. Editorial Comment: The intriguing thing […]

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Quote: Augustine on the Age of the Earth

Age of earth? It’s not a new debate. Augustine (AD 354 – 430) wrote: “They are deceived, too, by those highly mendacious documents which profess to give the history of many thousand years, though, reckoning by the sacred writings, we find that not 6000 years have yet passed.” The translator’s note says: “Augustine here follows […]

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Quote: Darwin’s Family Legacy

Darwin’s Family Legacy:  In 2000 Darwin’s great, great grandson declared: “I don’t believe in God: how could I, given my great great grandfather’s theories? But perhaps I would feel happier if I did. Just because I have rejected conventional religion, it does not mean there isn’t a void to be filled.” Sunday Times , (UK) […]

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Quote: Bishop on Darwin

In 1882 Darwin was buried in Westminster Abbey where over the centuries much good theology has also been buried. His grave bears the simple inscription: Charles Robert Darwin, Born 12 February 1809, Died 19 April 1882. Pall bearers at the burial service included Sir Joseph Hooker, Alfred Russel Wallace, James Russell Lowell (U.S. Ambassador), and […]

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Quote: Darwin on Attacking Chrisianity

Darwin on attacking Christianity: In 1873 Darwin wrote to his son on how to best attack Christianity: “I have lately read Morley’s Life of Voltaire and he insists strongly that direct attacks on Christianity (even when written with the wonderful force and vigour of Voltaire) produce little permanent effect: real good seems only to follow […]

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Quote: Darwin on Lyell’s Time

Darwin on Lyell’s Time: Darwin’s complete dependence on Lyell shows in his comment in the Origin of Species: “He who can read Sir Charles Lyell’s grand work on the Principles of Geology, which the future historian will recognise as having produced a revolution in natural science, yet does not admit how incomprehensibly vast have been […]

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Quote: Darwin Becomes Lyell’s Disciple

Darwin becomes Lyell’s disciple: During his time on the Beagle (1831 – 1836) Charles Darwin read lawyer Charles Lyell’s book Principles of Geology. After returning to Britain, Darwin wrote to a friend and colleague about the effect of Lyell’s writings on his own research and writing: “I always feel as if my books came half […]

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